HCM City (VNA) – Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave several strategic suggestions at the Vietnam
Tourism Human Resources Forum 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12, as part of
the city’s tourism festival.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the event (Source: VNA)
The biennial event ran
under the theme “Training Vietnam’s human resources in tourism to develop it as
a key economic sector”, attracting over 300 delegates from ministries, agencies,
domestic and foreign tourism training establishments, and travel agencies.
Speaking at the event, PM
Phuc said training and career development policies and incentives will be
decisive for talent and skilled workforce attraction, adding that improving the
field’s business environment will be also crucial for the effort.
He said the Party and
State consider institutions, human resources, and infrastructure as the top
three pillars for strategic breakthroughs.
According to him, the
World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index put Vietnam at
67th globally in 2017, up eight places from 2015; and 37th in human resource
field and the labour market, up 18 spots.
The leader expressed his
belief that with 100 million Vietnamese people at home and abroad, Vietnam’s
workforce does not lack in terms of quantity and quality.
He suggested that each
firm devise a sound governance policy and attract skilled workers from other
fields to the tourism industry. Universities and training establishments must
update their curricula to international standards.
Discussions at the event
focused on training to meet corporate demand for tourism workforce, effective
technological application in tourism workforce training, and policy planning for
tourism human resources development.
Vietnam is home to 346
tourism training establishments at all levels, 63 of which are in Ho Chi Minh
City including 24 universities, 20 colleges, and 19 vocational schools.–VNA